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New Paving with a drop on sides

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by nerox, 24 Jul 2018.

  1. nerox

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    Looking to install a new path in my garden, from the patio down to the shed, nothing too fancy, 2x 450x450 slabs side by side, about 25 slabs long.

    Problem I have is where the patio ends and the grass starts there is a drop down of about 20cm. I will slightly angle the paving downhill to meet the ground level at the bottom of the garden, no problem with that. But, it means that somehow I need to raise the slabs up by about 20cm above the current ground level.
    What is the best / easier way to achieve that? I'm thinking of using a corse or 2 of engineering bricks to give the edge and just lay hardcore between the bricks
     
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    Can you set 2 sleepers into the ground?
    Neat and easy, and no bricks to lay or footings ect
     
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    potentially could, but the height difference seems to be a bit small for sleepers, would require a lot of digging
     
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    B325F843-417E-4D4D-979D-DC13DF768A63.jpeg Too manage the big height variation on my frontage I edged my path with granite sets then pebbles held in edge with small sleepers .
     
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    You can get sleepers in 200x100 x 2.4 so a lot less digging
     
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    That’s the dimension of the sleepers in my pic.
     
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    That looks great.

    Only issue I forgot to mention is that each set of 2 slabs will be offset slightly from the one before to get the path over to the side, I figured that would be easier than cutting and trying to form a curve!
     
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    I was thinking of mitigating the curve in this fashion:

    [​IMG]
    Or do we think this is a naff way to do it?
     
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    that path has no edge, would be concerned that soil from the garden and the lawn would be washed onto it .
     
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    For me there would be a drop on both sides so not such an issue
     
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    With no edge , slabs make break at edges?
     
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    It needs to join up with existing path which is higher than the grass level.

    I was planning to build up with a course or 2 of engineering bricks to support the slabs, much like this [​IMG]
     
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    be fine ,obviously laid in a wet bed of mortar with a slight overhang each side.

    why not a step down? That would be perfect height for a step?

    nice patio if that yours btw
     
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    Sadly not mine, I just stole the picture :)
     
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